How to take a hand cast

This week I was very lucky to do a video with Stuart Bray, a special effects makeup artist who has worked on films like Gladiator, The Mummy and Shaun of the Dead.

For this weeks video he’ll be showing you how to do a hand cast but we did film a face cast at the same time which will be uploading in the following weeks which I can’t wait to share with you!

While we’re on the topic, Stuart has a fantastic website and blog on special effects which if any of you want to learn more about special effects makeup or read more about it you’d find them both very interesting/useful.

Tip: Use plastic bowls to mix the alginate because it sticks to glass like a barnacle.

What was used in the tutorial:

  • Alginate
  • Plaster Bandage
  • Stone powder

I hope you enjoy the video :)

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